With the Fourth of July holiday approaching, the City of Sevierville would like to remind residents and visitors that shooting fireworks without a permit is not permitted within the City limits. This ordinance is in effect throughout the year.
Sevierville Fire Chief Matt Henderson and Police Chief Joe Manning say that while they want residents and visitors to enjoy the holiday, they hope it will be celebrated in a safe manner. They note that fireworks are banned in the City because of the potential dangers of personal injury and fires.
The Sevierville Police Department (SPD) is urging parents and pet owners to be cognizant of the potential danger of leaving their children or pets in vehicles during warm weather.
Just a few minutes inside a car during the summer can become deadly. When the outside air temperature is just 85 degrees, vehicle interior temperatures can reach over 100 degrees in only ten minutes or less.
In Tennessee, it is legal to break a window if you see a child or pet in distress inside a locked vehicle. You must call 911 to inform authorities about the incident. Steps must be taken to ensure the car is locked, that the child or animal is in imminent danger of suffering harm if not immediately removed and notifying law enforcement.
In the United States, serious injuries and deaths to children and pets are reported every summer. Children should NEVER be left alone in an unattended vehicle for any length of time. KidsandCars.org notes that on average, 37 children die each year from heat-related injuries while trapped inside a vehicle. For additional information visit www.kidsandcars.org.
A section of Court Avenue in front of the Sevier County Courthouse will be temporarily closed to all traffic on Monday, May 31 to facilitate a Memorial Day event being conducted by Sevier County government.
Court Avenue, between Commerce Street and Bruce Street, will be closed from approximately 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The City of Sevierville has discontinued facial covering requirements for entry into government facilities effective immediately.
The facial covering requirement to enter City facilities has been in place to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus during the pandemic. Considering recent CDC and White House guidelines, along with a significant reduction in COVID-19 cases and the widespread availability of vaccines, the city is discontinuing the requirement.
In accordance with CDC guidelines, the City encourages the wearing of facial coverings indoors by unvaccinated persons and others who may feel safer doing so.
Facility and service schedule changes for the City of Sevierville in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, 2021 are as follows:
• The Sevierville Golf Club will be open normal operating hours.
• The outdoor Family Aquatic Center at City Park will be open normal operating hours.
• Commercial dumpster collection regularly scheduled for pick-up
on Monday, May 31 will be collected on Tuesday, June 1.
• City Hall will be closed.
• The Civic Center will be closed.
• The Community Center will be closed.
• The Police Department records division will be closed.
• Water and Sewer Department offices will be closed. For emergency assistance please call 865-453-5522.
• The Sevierville Convention Center administrative offices will be closed.
The City of Sevierville Department of Parks and Recreation announces the opening of the outdoor Family Aquatic Center (outdoor pool, slide and splash play area) at City Park on Saturday, May 29.
The operating hours for the season are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The center will be closed on Sundays for rental parties. (The Family Aquatic Center will close at 3:30 p.m. due to swim meets on June 15, 17, 29 and July 1.)
Daily admission is $5.00 for adults (13 years old and up), and $4.00 for children and senior adults. Children 3-years old and under are admitted free.
For additional information, please call 453-5441.